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ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me.

August 10, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Pope Francis calls for 'open doors' for divorced, remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettl

Offering a word of encouragement to Roman Catholics who have divorced and remarried without church approval, Pope Francis may urge compassion, though his words are far from final on the issue. Catholics, as well as other Christian denominations, are divided on the question of divorce and remarriage.

August 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Making your influence count now

As I was driving down the road the other day, I looked over and saw a sign dedicating a highway for someone. I have driven down that piece of road many times and have never paid much attention to this sign.

August 08, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God wants us to change for the better

I am writing this column on the first day of school here in Bryan County. By the time you read it, they will have almost a full week behind them.

August 07, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


U.S. churches split over divestment from Israel

The leadership of three major U.S. churches took on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict last week, voting on resolutions to support the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanction movement.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Bosnian Muslim-Christian relations improve 20 years after Srebrenica massacre

Twenty years ago Saturday, Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic was reassuring Muslim Bosnian civilians their lives would be protected by handing out candy while laughing with his soldiers in Srebrenica, Bosnia — a town that had been declared a United Nations safe haven during the Bosnian War.

August 07, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


God has given one word and it must be followed

In Christ, man can gain victory over sin and a home in heaven.

August 06, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Pope Francis not the vacationing type, Vatican observers note

International leaders often take time off during the summer months. President Barack Obama is heading to Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast Saturday for a 15-day break, Boston.com reported.

August 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Become a humble servant

"Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. Then he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.'" - Luke 9:46-48 (NLT)

August 04, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


More Russians have qualms about religion, poll reveals

Russians' views on whether religion benefits them and their society have changed dramatically over the past 25 years, a new poll from a state-owned research firm reveals.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Two Sudanese pastors face 'final' hearing Aug. 5, as nation continues anti-Christian attacks

The Republic of Sudan's government is expected to hold a "final hearing" for two Christian pastors Aug. 5, media reports indicate. The case, which might result in death sentences for the pair, is the latest in a series of crackdowns on Christians there.

August 04, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Religious tolerance in the U.A.E.

As the second Catholic church opens in Abu Dhabi, leaders of the United Arab Emirates are being praise for their religious tolerance.

August 03, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Don't be complacent with this world

Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or being prepared for the unexpected.

August 01, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Have faith to let go, let God lead

We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.

July 31, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

The revered Tibetan monk, Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, 65, died in prison in China where he was serving a 20-year sentence for alleged connections to a park bombing, The New York Times reported.

July 31, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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What the weather tells us

We have been experiencing the strangest weather for January that I can remember. We did have the one cold snap that lasted a few days ...

January 20, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 5

Over the past few weeks we have looked at the relevancy of God's word. Despite what some may think, it is just as needed ...

January 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Not knowing when the call will come

In Matthew 24:42, Jesus reminds us to be prepared spiritually because we do not know what day or hour he will return back to ...

January 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Serve, accept being served

My recent surgery has made me quite uncomfortable in more ways than one. In the first place, like most men (or so I have been ...

January 13, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

January 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 4

In continuing our thoughts on the relevancy of God's word, we need to see that God's word gives purpose to this life and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Reset for the new year

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

January 09, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Federal judge blocks Obamacare's protections for transgender patients

Three weeks before President Barack Obama leaves office, a federal judge dealt yet another blow to the president's signature policy, siding with religiously affiliated ...

January 09, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Maintain the giving spirit

It seems like during every Christmas season the average person possesses a spirit of giving.

January 07, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' teaches about the danger of judging

"Fantasic Beasts and Where to Find Them" the prequel movie to the Harry Potter series — begins innocently enough, with wizard genius Newt Scamander stepping off ...

January 07, 2017 | Danielle Tumminio Deseret News | Faith


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